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Validity and reliability of presented information is subject to constant control by a Board of Advice. The information offered in this Knowledge Base is highly specific focussing on curative and diagnostic purposes. In other words, disorders, therapy or medication that are currently in a research phase, will not be part of the Knowledge Base as yet. Relevant information about recent scientific developments will be placed on the news pages of

Information present within the Knowledge Base is derived from the following sources:

  • Acknowledged international veterinary journals, such as: International Journal of Veterinary Medicine; Journal for the Veterinary Surgeon in General Practice; Journal of Equine Veterinary Science; Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery; Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association; Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association; Journal of Veterinary Dentistry; Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care; Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  • Acknowledged international veterinarian sources, such as IVIS, Pubmed and Consultant.
  • Joint efforts like branche organizations (Royal Veterinary Association of the Netherlands), universities, research laboratoria and pharmaceutical companies.
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Board of Veterinary Advice

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  • H.R.C. Gostelie, DVM, MSc, Chairman
  • Dr. B.P.M. Cornelissen, DVM, PhD, KNMvD Spec. Equine Surgeon (Neth.)
  • Prof. L. Hellebrekers, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVA, Professor of Veterinary Anaesthesiology, U.U. (Neth.)
  • K.L. How, DVM, KNMvD Spec. Small Animal Surgery (Neth.)
  • Dr. M.M. Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECEIM, KNMvD Spec. Equine Int. Med. (Neth.)
  • Prof. P.A.J. Brama, DVM, PhD, KNMvD Spec. Equine. Surgeon. (Neth.), Dipl. ECVS, Professor of Veterinary Surgery, University College Dublin (Ire)
  • Dr. M.C. Pieterse, DVM, PhD, KNMvD Spec. small and large ruminants (Neth.)
  • T.B.B. Boerboom, DVM, ICT manager

Junior Veterinary Board

  • J.F. Busscher, DVM
  • B.M.C. Gorissen, DVM
  • J.F. van Hengel, DVM
  • E.M. Kannekens, DVM
  • G.J. Bok, DVM
  • T.B.B. Boerboom, DVM

Board of Strategic Advice

  • Mr. E.A. van den Bos, legal advisor
  • E. Bouwer, editor/advisor
  • R.P. Harmsen, ict advisor

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